Samples of favorite menu items from six Woodbury area chefs. Local desserts. Lots of fun. Helping out our community. It’s all part of the Woodbury Community Foundation’s Chef Fest on Sunday, November 3. Hurry – the event is almost sold out. Click here to get your tickets. Don’t delay!
Woodbury, MN – Aug 14, 2019 – Raising money to give it back to the community is at the heart of the Woodbury Community Foundation. Reservations for the Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Chef Fest, are now open and available online at www.woodburyfoundation.org. Now in its 5th year, over 350 guests are expected at Chef Fest 2019 to enjoy great food by local chefs, while helping to make a difference in the community. Proceeds from this premier event in Woodbury will help fund Woodbury Community Foundation’s (WCF) Community Grants and support WCF programs that help in areas such as leadership development, youth, and health & wellness.
A true community effort, several local Chef’s like Chef Angela Verrastro of Angelina’s Kitchen in Woodbury, donate their culinary skills for an evening of exquisite appetizers, culinary creations, beautifully delicious desserts. Dozens of local businesses help by donating auction items and sponsoring the event. WCCO-TV Chief Meteorologist, Chris Shaffer, will once again emcee Chef Fest and entertainment will be provided by Phil Thompson, internationally-acclaimed pop pianist and vocalist.
“Your attendance to Chef Fest enables our work to touch the lives of all Woodbury residents through our community grants and popular programs,” said Roger Green, WCF Board Chair. “The proceeds will supports the Citizens Academy, Woodbury Thrives and The Community Nonprofit Roundtable.”
Winners of the WCF 2019 Community Grants will be announced and awarded at Chef Fest. Last year, WCF awarded grants to Woodbury Public Safety’s Car Seat Initiative for low income families, The YMCA Teen Thrives program to expand after school programs for teens; the Woodbury High School AVID program for helping students typically underrepresented in the 4-year college system go on college visits; and Christian Cupboard, to help increase awareness and dispel myths around food insecurity and using a food shelf.
The event will take place at a very exciting new location at the Historic John P. Furber Farm on Sunday, Nov. 3, 5:00-8:00 pm at 7310 Lamar Ave S., Cottage Grove ( just east of Hwy 19 & south of 70 street inCottage Grove). Event sponsors include Ballast Advisors, John P. Furber Farm, Custom One Homes, and BlueprintNYC.
“We are excited about our new location this year, which is sure to bring a new energy to the event, as well as offering fully mobile bidding for our auction,” says Chef Fest Chair Matthew Johnson. “This means that even if you can’t attend the event, you can still bid on items and donate to our Fund-A-Need to help give back to Woodbury.”
Be sure to join your friends and family for our 5th Annual Chef Fest and get your online tickets today! Chef Fest tickets are $75 per person. There are Chef Fest sponsorships also available. For tickets or sponsorship call 651-505-7024 or visit www.woodburyfoundation.org.
About Woodbury Community Foundation: The Woodbury Community Foundation (www.woodburyfoundation.org) is a local philanthropic nonprofit organization acting on behalf of the community to meet the needs of our Woodbury residents. For information on the Woodbury Community Foundation visit: www.woodburyfoundation.org or call 651-505-7024.